Today was Evolve System’s Christmas party lunch! We had fondue…and for some of us, it was our first time! Chicken, pork, steak, venison…tofu…and an assortment of fruits and veggies. Fruits? Oh yeah, we had chocolate fondue as well!
Now that you are all jealous…moving on to the links!
Has your company discovered that many of your clients are using more social media? No? Do you still think it’s a generational thing and will go away really soon?
Perhaps this article will change your mind…Why the Kids Don’t Blog and Grandma is On Facebook!
Teenagers are abandoning blogs, while members of the “G.I. Generation” are flocking to Facebook. These are two of the findings in a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which put out a similar “Generations” report last year. The central finding of this year’s report is highly intuitive: Across the board, Americans are using the Internet more. Email, search engines, health information, news and podcasts, product sites, travel sites, banking sites–all were accessed more, by the old and the young alike.
But it’s in the nuanced parsing of generational information that’s the real meat of the report. One of the major findings of the report is that “millennials,” sometimes called “Generation Y”–aged 18-33–are more likely to use wireless internet, laptop, social networking sites or participate in virtual worlds. But there were some corners of the internet use that older folks, from Gen X on up, were more likely to use: online banking, for instance, or government websites.
I personally have been using social media in various forms since 2002. I was a member of online forums, then I started my own personal blog at LiveJournal, before creating a Myspace account, and eventually joining Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Contrast that to my dad, who is nearing his 60th birthday, and has been using the Internet much longer than I have for work purposes, and he has just recently discovered the joys of Facebook and online forums. And he’s convincing his similar aged friends to join as well!
Hopefully by now you are persuaded that your business should have more of an online presence in the social media world. But where do you start? Try this – Online Marketing in 2011, 4 Things To Do Now To Be Prepared
Finally, we realize that you may be too busy and don’t have enough time or staff to invest in social media marketing. This is where Evolve Systems wants to help you out. Evolve System’s Website Maintenance Plan package offers social media marketing, SEO content writing, blogging, keyword driven content, comprehensive analytics of your website, and technical help with updating and maintaining your website. Let us help; we’ll do the work you don’t have time to do, freeing you up for other important matters. Call or send us an email today to discuss options.
Start 2011 strong for your business. Plan our how you will take the Internet by storm. We’re here to help in any way we can.
Happy Holidays everyone!